Cortylandia – running till January 5thNo Madrid Christmas is complete without a visit to Cortylandia – El Corte Inglés department store on Calle del Maestro Victoria. Every year brings its own flavour and this is no exception with animated characters, snowmen and animals on a train will sing Christmas carols all day long! Christmas Bus – running till January 6th The Naviluz, the Christmas double-decker that takes you on a magical winter´s tour of the centre and takes in all the sites of the city and of course the Christmas lights.
http://naviluz.emtmadrid.es The Christmas Lottery – Dec. 22nd “El Gordo! – you know Christmas is here when the country comes to a stop on the 22nd December to hear the traditional draw ( that dates back to 1812) which will give over 2 billion euros in cash prizes to the expectant populace. Will you be one of them? 12 Grapes In Sol – December 31st All eyes on the Puerta del Sol and the Real Casa de Correos clock for the traditional chimes ringing in the New Year and heralding the beginning of 60 seconds worth of grape gorging! 12 grapes for 12 chimes – make sure no cheating now – pips and all! Circo Mágico – Dec. 6th – Jan. 28th The Circo del Hielo magical Christmas show is a delight for all the family.
https://elcircomagico.es A Christmas Carol – Dec. 2nd – 23rd No Christmas is complete without Ebenezer Scrooge and the visits of the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Face 2 Face Theatre return for a second year of the Dickens classic ghost tale and thoroughly recommended for all the family.
https://gruposmedia.com/cartelera/a-christmas-carol The Three Kings Parade – January 5th The traditional triumphant arrival of the three kings of the orient – Melchior, Gaspar and Balthazar, bringing with them gifts galore for the waiting children. The procession starts at 18:30 and ends in Plaza de Cibeles at 20.45 Celtic Christmas Concert – Dec. 18th The Celtic Chamber Orchestra and Boys of The Hills combine to give a traditional Celtic Christmas concert of Irish carols and folks songs as part of their Christmas concert.
https://gruposmedia.com/cartelera/celtic-christmas-celebration El Clásico – December 23rd Now a global event with an audience in the hundreds of millions. The Bernabéu Stadium hosts the Catalan champions for another long awaited classic. Now that Ronaldo has claimed himself the greatest player of all time – Madrid expects! La Fiesta Escénica circus show, Galtük After last year’s success La Fiesta Escénica is back with Galtük – A Christmas dream. This is a new show for all the family full of acrobatics that takes us a magical journey through childhood and dreams.
http://www.summummusic.com/galtuk-sueno-navidad Harry Potter – extended till April 2nd The world tour stops in Madrid (only stop in Spain) for an exhibition of all things Harry Potter. The Exhibition consists of hundreds of film sets and objects used in the series. Game of Quidditch anyone
http://www.harrypotterexhibition.es Exhibition Auschwitz – Runs till June 17 The exhibit, produced by Musealia, who had previously staged the impressive Titanic and Human Bodies exhibitions is part of a global exhibition tour showing the horrors of this largest of the Nazi extermination camps. Some 600 original objects from Auschwitz are on display including the many personal belongings of the victims and inmates of the camp.
http://auschwitz.net Picasso The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum presents an exhibition Pablo Picasso´s Paris work and in particular his relationship with Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and the Post –impressionist movement. Picasso www.museothyssen.org/thyssen/exposiciones_proximas/150 Ara Malikian – December 29th The Incredible History of the Violin tour comes to Madrid and is the star of the show of this must see concert by one of the world´s leading concert violinists combining tremendous talent and extraordinary stage performances.
https://aramalikian.com Circue De Soleil – Totem – till Jan. 14th Totem is the latest offering by the world acclaimed The Cirque du Soleil who are in Madrid for their latest show that travels from our earliest beginnings as amphibians through human evolution to our ultimate desire to fly.
www.cirquedusoleil.com/es/totem Gamergy – December 15 – 17th Spain´s most important gaming event is an amazing fair of the best of video and online gaming: Gamergy:Esports & Gaming Festival:
www.gamergy.es Retromóvil Madrid – Dec. 15 – 17th Retromóvil Madrid. XV Classic Motor Show is returning with a show and the ideal fair for car lovers and collectors including the exhibition of the iconic SEAT 124 whose 50th anniversary is being celebrated this year.